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Joy Zimba's Blog

 

Hi, the name is Joy Zimba- sometimes I run around by the handle 'A-Frique'. I am a film school graduate who did some Internet Marketing along the way, an amateur Digital Artist and Co-President of Z-Stylofox Labs, an indie game development company based in South Africa. We are currently working on our flagship indie game due to be released by Dec 2012.

I am a fan of niche indie and casual games with a strong love for Japanese RPGs currently Final Fantasy and Persona 4 are by the console. Fighting games a la Tekken, Soul Calibur and Mortal Kombat are also personal favourites.

Although I may not have played 'place game name here' - I have probably watched it over someone's shoulder analysing the pros and cons of its design and mechanics. I also enjoy reading Game development related books.

When I am not making or playing games...

Funny, don't remember the last time I was doing something non-gaming related.

Ah, I was watching copious amounts of anime... as a reference for character designs for the game.

Fail.

 

 

 

Joy Zimba's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 07/19/2013 - 02:21]

Brilliant little trick with the ...

Brilliant little trick with the passes. Will definitely try it.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/14/2013 - 07:56]

Thanks for this article- I ...

Thanks for this article- I really liked seeing the chart- Especially what you highlighted in terms of the effects of the sale and the Desura Launch. Brief but packed with info. Wishing you the best of luck with Survivor Squad in the future. :

Comment In: [Blog - 04/21/2013 - 02:33]

I would also stress the ...

I would also stress the relationship of heroic roles and race. r n r nIf what ends up on the screen doesn 't add but remove from images that positively represent that race or culture/ gender then yes- developers will have created a racially diverse game - but will people ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/22/2013 - 03:37]

Nice article. I would also ...

Nice article. I would also add to your list an invitation, as a sub-clause under your suggestions about distribution channels, to adopt/standardise payment systems a la Paypal to allow more international indies Outside US and Europe to participate equally rather than blocking them out. See Google Play and PSM last ...

Comment In: [News - 01/31/2013 - 01:25]

Good to hear some news ...

Good to hear some news on African game devs.

Comment In: [News - 01/10/2013 - 03:52]

@Christian Keichel r n r ...

@Christian Keichel r n r nIn agreeing with Laura Stewart about unemployment figures and the global recession playing a role - an additional thought also comes to mind as to why the figures might be what they are when compared to other parts of the entertainment industry - particularly the ...